Preventive Dentistry – Arlington, TX
The Key to a Healthy Smile is Prevention
Even when you brush and floss regularly at home, routine visits to your family dentist in Arlington are necessary to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our dentistry team at We Smile Dental of Arlington uses the latest diagnostic technology, paired with a personalized approach to care, to help spot, treat, and defend against common oral health problems. If it has been longer than six months since you last visited your dentist, schedule an appointment today to keep your smile healthy and happy with preventive dentistry in Arlington, TX.
Why Choose We Smile Dental of Arlington for Preventive Dentistry?
- Warm & Friendly Dentist with 12+ Years of Experience
- We Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance
- Happy to Treat Patients of All Ages
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
According to the American Dental Association, bi-annual checkups and cleanings with your dentist are necessary to maintain healthy teeth and gums. At these appointments, our team will take X-rays, conduct a thorough visual examination of your mouth, and diagnose and address any oral health problems that may be lingering. We’ll also provide a thorough cleaning, removing all plaque and tartar from your teeth to prevent bacteria accumulation within the mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening
At each of your checkups and cleanings, Dr. Atluri will conduct a visual and physical examination of your mouth, oral tissues, lips, throat, and tongue in search of any signs of oral cancer. This disease can be deadly if it’s not spotted early in its progression, which is why our team is diligent about screening every six months. If we spot any signs of oral cancer, we’ll refer you for additional testing.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism, more commonly known as the grinding and clenching of teeth due to stress or TMJ issues, is a problem that impacts countless people of all ages. If you wake up with a sore jaw or neck, headache, or notice that your molars appear ground down, Dr. Atluri can craft a custom-fitted nightguard to protect your teeth and jaw joints. It’s designed with your comfort and oral health in mind, and with regular use, it can prevent additional issues from arising down the road.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems, estimated to impact one out of every two adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Without timely intervention, the early signs of periodontal disease can progress, causing permanent damage to your smile. Dr. Atluri’s goal is to spot and treat these symptoms early on with scaling and root planing, typically referred to as deep cleaning, to keep the disease from progressing.